The importance of nature in the early years: article by Kathryn Solly
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“Children have a natural urge to do the same thing again and again…this is a vitally important element in young children’s development and learning..."

“Children have a natural urge to do the same thing again and again…this is a vitally important element in young children’s development and learning..."

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The magic of blocks: Unlocking learning through block play

The magic of blocks: Unlocking learning through block play

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A unique handbook that covers all aspects of outdoor exploration with young children. http://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/articles/outdoor-exploration

A unique handbook that covers all aspects of outdoor exploration with young children. http://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/articles/outdoor-exploration

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Happy Christmas from all of us at Community Playthings!

Happy Christmas from all of us at Community Playthings!

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Bright Horizons nursery pioneers Outlast blocks. Result: an explosion of imagination:

Bright Horizons nursery pioneers Outlast blocks. Result: an explosion of imagination:

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"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."  John Dewey http://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/articles/project-approach

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." John Dewey http://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/articles/project-approach

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Outlast tables: There's no better place for learning than the great outdoors. Why wait until summer?

Outlast tables: There's no better place for learning than the great outdoors. Why wait until summer?

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More than just a theory Current research validates the learning potential in nature's loose parts.

More than just a theory Current research validates the learning potential in nature's loose parts.

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What happened when Cowgate Under-5's Centre introduced Outlast to their outdoor area? http://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/case-studies/cowgate

What happened when Cowgate Under-5's Centre introduced Outlast to their outdoor area? http://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/case-studies/cowgate

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